Mass group prosecutions are not new and have been taking place in other parts of the U.S Mexico border, but not in California.
Jacqueline Arellano, water drop director for the nonprofit organization Border Angels, sees the topic of immigration as one that is very close to home.
Hundreds gathered in Chicano Park this week for a rally and march through downtown San Diego to call for an end to family separations, the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and to cancel the implementation of Operation Streamline.
To kick off a weekend of nationwide demonstrations against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris joined immigrant rights supporters to rally against family separations on Friday.
Since 2003, a total of 98 immigrants have lost their lives at the hands of U.S. immigration officers, according to the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego
The rally was held in response to recent efforts by the Trump administration to increase criminal prosecutions of people crossing the border illegally.
Hundreds of documents obtained by civil rights advocates show numerous cases of alleged abuse against immigrant minors under the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
As reunion events for families split between the United States and Mexico at San Diego’s Friendship Park will continue being banned this year, dozens of people who yearned to hold their loved ones – even if just for a minute – traveled over 1,000 miles to Texas just to have that fleeting moment with their family members.
A bill that would increase the oversight of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers as well as establish that no federal funds be used for the construction or expansion of immigration detention facilities was introduced on Tuesday, May 15.
A deployment of just over 150 National Guard troops have reported to the border between California and Mexico, where they will be working in support roles with Border Patrol. According to authorities, 108 members of the contingent have been assigned to the San Diego Sector, while 51 will be assisting the El Centro sector.
Session’s visit comes a week after hundreds of immigrants, part of an annual Immigrant Caravan, arrived at the U.S. border in Tijuana to seek asylum in the United States.
The migrant caravan that caught the attention of the White House arrived at the Mexican border this week with hopes that their individual cases would be heard and they could be granted political asylum in the United States.
Por Alexandra Mendoza – El miércoles, activistas que acompañan a la caravana tenían un conteo de 74 personas, en su mayoría madres con sus hijos, que ya habían sido recibidas por parte de autoridades de inmigración, lo que representa casi la mitad de la caravana.
Approximately 44 Mexican and Guatemalan nationals were arrested last week during Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweeps carried out throughout San Diego.
By Andrea Lopez-Villafaña – On Tuesday, April 17, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced a vote of 3-1 to support the Trump’s Administration’s lawsuit against three California laws, sparking different reactions from organizations for and against the decision.
By Alexandra Mendoza – The deported veterans’ rights leader crossed the border back into the United States after having been deported to Mexico twice before. Minutes later, he was naturalized as an American citizen.
After four months of operation, the San Diego Rapid Response Network has been able to support at least 20 immigrant families in San Diego County with free legal services.